J. Michael Spector, Demetrios G. Sampson, Kinshuk and Pedro Isaias
This special issue contains extended versions of selected papers from the IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2007). The aim has been to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes, pedagogies and applications associated with the digital age. There have been huge advancements in both cognitive psychology and the computing sciences that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these disciplines has never been faster and their mutuality affects the basis of educational research and development. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, student-centred instruction and collaborative learning have emerged, and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems to name a few. This merger has created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This special issue covers both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments.